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The Revival of Relationship

Posted by Jeff Palen on

We all know bad relationships. We may not all realize it, but at one time or another we have held up the hope of pleasing someone just to be left with broken pieces on the floor. We know the feeling that often comes along with it. The one that creeps up in frustration, despair, and exhaustion...

Stronger Than a Glass Bridge

Posted by Zach Boomsma on

In the south central Chinese province of Hunan, there is a unique bridge over the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. It’s not the height or length of the bridge that makes it unique, it’s the material that you walk on while almost a thousand feet above the canyon that takes your breath away...

Warning: Do Not Choose Your Own Hope

Posted by Rich Richardson on

A thick fog of rancor and contention has settled over our days. Whenever dissension settles in, hope is blotted out. How can Christians retain hope in this dispiriting age? We must not choose our own hopes. We invariably pin our hopes on good but transient things like decent health...

The Runner Nod (Perseverance in Pandemic)

Posted by Ricky Alcantar on

Why even our inadequate, brief, and distanced interactions during Covid encourage us to press on.  I discovered “The Runner Nod” on a running path near my house that I use several times a week. I’ve never been a big runner so it was something of a surprising...

The Fire of Trials

Posted by Zach Boomsma on

James 1:2-4  “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in...

Two Things I Say

Posted by Godfrey Ebright on

Last time I wrote about two places I go: the Cross and the Throne of Grace. This time I want to write about two simple things I say. I say them to the Lord as I make my way through each day. These are thoughts I put together as I was preparing to share with the small group I lead, how I...

Trusting in the Promises of God

Posted by Trey Richardson on

Living through the events of 2020, we all have what feels like impossible situations to deal with in our everyday lives. We are living in a time that is full of trials, challenges, and overall change. And this change seems to be coming in an unprecedented way, at an unprecedented pace. How do...

Miscarriage and the Goodness of God Part II


Posted by Andrea Boomsma on

(This is a continuation of last week’s post. If you missed it, check out Part 1 HERE) A few months after our 2nd miscarriage, God granted a 3rd conception. In fact, to our deep delight, God gave us 2 full-term, perfectly healthy children in the 17 months that followed!  But it was...

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